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There were various Sports and Sporting Whist themes... and tobacco advertising on score cards.

by Tony Hall

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There were various Sports and Sporting Whist themes... and soccer whist...

Sports Whist score cards

“Lucky” Whist and “Dansant” Whist. This latter, presumably, might lead to Matrimonial Whist.

Progressive Whist score cards

Advertising Score Cards

As usual, the cigarette and alcohol manufacturers were quick to respond to another new promotional opportunity. Some of these score cards were still being produced in the 1950s and 1960s.

Cigarettes.

Player’s Whist score cards
Player’s Whist score cards
Gallaher’s Whist score cards
Ogden’s Whist score cards
Franklyn’s Whist score cards

Breweries and Distilleries.

Brewery Whist score cards Newcastle Brewery Whist score cards Whiteway’s Whist score cards
Fowlers’s Whist score card
Johnny Walker Whist score card

And other products...

Feathery Flake Flour Whist score cards Sanatogen Tonic Wine Whist score cards
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By Tony Hall

Member since January 30, 2015

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I started my interest in card games about 70 years ago, playing cribbage with my grandfather. Collecting card game materials started 50 years or so later, when time permitted. One cribbage board was a memory; two became the start of a collection currently exceeding 150!

Once interest in the social history of card games was sparked, I bought a wooden whist marker from the 1880s which was ingenious in design and unbelievably tactile. One lead to two and there was no stopping.

What happened thereafter is reflected in my articles and downloads on this site, for which I will be eternally grateful.

Also by Tony Hall

Download as Adobe Acrobat files:

"Bézique Markers 1860-1960"

"Evolution of Whist and Bridge Boxed Sets, 1870s–1930s"

"Goodall Patience Boxes"

"Majority Calling and Value Bidding in Auction Bridge; a little bit of history"

"The Personalities and Books which shaped the game of Whist, 1860-1900"

"Piquet: the game and its artifacts"

"Poker Patience"

"Kuhn Khan"


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